Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
Dan's Rating: 3.5 / 5   
Add Your Review 

on our secure site

Bonus Categories

All Categories
Car Rentals

Card Features

Earn Miles
Free Checked Bag
Fraud Protection
Concierge Service
Flight Change Fees Waived
Lost Luggage Coverage
Travel Assistance
Travel Accident Insurance
Car Rental Coverage
Apple Pay
Android Pay

The Sign-Up Bonus

  •  Earn 50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points when you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Get These Perks

  •   3,000 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary
  •   Free checked bag

Pros & Cons

  Low annual fee

  $69 annual fee

  3% foreign transaction fee

  Limited redemption options

  Limited flight destinations

What You'll PayMore fee details 

Annual Fee
Foreign Transaction Fees

Recommended Credit

Exceptional Review

Written by Amy 2 years ago

Best For...
A no-frills airline credit card for Southwest travelers who charge less than $10,000 a year.

Review of the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Although the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card doesn't offer any luxury perks, it is a solid low cost card for earning 2X Rapid Rewards® points on Southwest airfare, hotel and car Rental Partner purchases and 1X on everything else.  As a sign-up bonus you'll earn 50,000 points when you spend $2,000 in purchases in the 1st 3 months, , which can get you at least 1 roundtrip flight on Southwest. After the first year, you'll earn 3,000 bonus points each year after your cardmember anniversary.

If you spend more than 10,000 a year, you would benefit from the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card which offers more bonus points for a $99 annual fee.

The Bottom Line
Good low cost airline card if you fly mostly in the Southwest, but because it’s a regional airline if you’re looking for other destinations you may need to supplement with another travel credit card.

Cardholder Reviews

Do you have the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card? Write a review of your experiences with the card and help other rewards enthusiasts!

Overall rating of the card:

How to write a great review
How would you rate the following: (optional)


Ease of Reward Redemption

Customer Service

Perks & Features

Ask the Pros

Questions about this card? Submit your question below and the team will respond with our expert advice!